February 23, 2021

Making Research Findings Actionable: A Quick Reference to Communicating Health Information for Decision-Making


Researchers provide health information to empower stakeholders in making evidence-based decisions. Yet, research is frequently not available, accessible, relevant, or useful, which limits its applicability for improving health systems. Developing an information dissemination strategy, which is part of data demand and use (DDU, or DDIU), is likely to increase stakeholders' research uptake. The strategy should be considered during the research planning process and address the communication objectives, target audiences, appropriate channels, and assessment of use